With great rates on any size vehicle, why not pack up the van and bring the gang out of the city? These Toronto day trips and weekend getaways are sure to leave you feeling relaxed before the ol’ Monday morning commute.
Visiting Toronto? Be sure to check out our hidden gems around the city. Immerse yourself in Ontario culture with these local hangouts and hideaways.
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Discover backcountry camping at Ontario’s largest provincial park, Algonquin Park. A scenic three-hour ride from Kensington Market, you’ll be able to get away from the city and take in the sights of geological wonders, serene lakes, and quiet trails through the forest. Whether exploring by canoe or foot, or just camping out, you’ll definitely want to make sure you have a camera for the beautiful views – including moose sightings!
No trip to Toronto is complete without driving down to Canada’s own natural wonder the Niagara Falls. Rent a vehicle for this two-hour drive; we promise you won’t regret it! With amazing sights, fun family activities and renowned wineries within reach, it’s definitely a destination in Ontario you don’t want to miss.
Just two hours outside of the city lays the world’s longest freshwater beach in Wasaga. Stroll down 14kms of white sand beach along the Nottawasaga Bay and enjoy panoramic views of the Niagara Escarpment. With camping, cottages, and hotels available, you’ll be able to choose a comfortable stay that suits your needs. There’s endless fun waiting, from fishing and hiking to wine tasting and paintballing!
Friends, families, coworkers… there’s fun for everyone at Canada’s Wonderland. With over 100 rides and attractions, full waterpark and ample parking, this amusement park is the place to be for locals and visitors. Thrill seekers wanted: Wonderland is home to the Leviathan, guests are dropped from 306 feet at an 80-degree angle and travel at speeds reaching 148km/h!
“Shop. Dine. Unwind.” Whether it’s to splurge on shopping or to catch up with friends, Barrie’s Park Place offers retail stores, restaurants, and green space for concerts or picnics spanned across 200 acres. The open-air shopping experience is only an hour away, making it ideal for holiday gift shopping or a weekend girl’s trip.
Blue Mountain Village
Treat yourself and a van-full of friends to a relaxing blue mountain getaway. Only a brisk three-hour drive is between the scenic Blue Mountains and us. Choose your own adventure, whether it’s an action-packed weekend, or a relaxing escape, Blue Mountain Village has your vacation plans covered. From hiking and swimming in the summer to skating and snowshoeing in the winter, it’s always a good time to plan a trip to Blue Mountain.
Vaughan Mills Shopping Centre
Pack up the gang and visit Ontario’s largest single floor shopping centre! Located in Vaughan, we’re only a short haul away from major retailers you won’t find in Toronto, including Bass Pro Shop. Whether you need a quick birthday gift or want to splurge on yourself for a change, Vaughan Mills is an excellent shopping experience to find anything you need.
Zip Lining at Elora Gorge
Zip lining isn’t only for the summer! Elora Gorge also offers extreme winter zip lining just north of Guelph, a two-hour drive out of the city. Fly through snowy mountains and evergreen trees for great family fun. The Elora Quarry is also necessary for any beach bums during the summer.
Only 45 minutes from our door is the stunning Scarborough Bluffs. Drive out with some friends to marvel at the 15 km long geological feature along Lake Ontario. It stretches from the Eastern Beaches of Toronto all the way to East Point Park. With multiple trails and a designated swimming beach, it’s no wonder the Bluffs are a local favourite for day trips.